Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Miami 6th Graders Take Home Free Computers

Today we celebrate Miami sixth-graders who have earned a free computer as part of the Elevate Miami – Rites of Passage program. The program is a joint effort of the City of Miami, Miami-Dade Public Schools and private partners to close the digital gap within our community, and it is part of our committment to provide every 6th grader in Miami with a free computer and internet access.

This morning, I had the pleasure of meeting several of Elevate Miami’s most recent Rites of Passage graduates at Carver Middle School. They are among the 300 students citywide who have demonstrated an outstanding dedication to school work, community involvement and self-improvement. Now they will have the opportunity to bring home a computer, practice what they learned in school and share it with their families.

It's a wonderful day for these students and for the City of Miami.
For more information about Elevate Miami programs serving students, adults, seniors and businesses, please visit http://www.elevatemiami.com/.